1. NSA phone records program illegal, court rules (Dan Roberts & Spencer Ackerman / Guardian)
2. CNN’s drone approval could offer bird’s-eye view of 2016’s high-flying hopefuls (Ed Pilkington / Guardian)
3. Women venture capitalists say to hell with the status quo (Rochelle Garner / CNET)
4. Why I’m excited for Medium’s partnership with Creative Commons (Lawrence Lessig / Medium)
5. Digital Book World retires e-book bestseller list, launches new column (via Digital Book World)
6. Rebuilding the infrastructure for independent media (Josh Stearns / Medium)
7. What killed the infographic? (Mark Wilson / Fast Company)
I once thought nothing of starting a conversation with a perfect stranger on pulic transportation, but now people get all weirded out as if you’re a stalker. The only people willing to have a face to face now are the Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons which means it won’t be a spontaneous exchange ie., agenda free. Yet, it’s perfectly okay to do the same via Fb or G+ and some people will even go out of their way to meet strangers they only met online. What a crazy a… world.